Definition of Hypochondriac

1. Noun. A patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments.

Generic synonyms: Patient



2. Adjective. Suffering from hypochondria.
Exact synonyms: Hypochondriacal
Similar to: Neurotic, Psychoneurotic
Derivative terms: Hypochondria

Definition of Hypochondriac

1. a. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions.

2. n. A person affected with hypochondriasis.

Definition of Hypochondriac

1. Adjective. Related to, or affected by hypochondria ¹

2. Adjective. Related to, or located in the hypochondrium. ¹

3. Noun. A person affected with hypochondria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypochondriac

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Medical Definition of Hypochondriac

1. 1. Affected, characterised, or produced, by hypochondriasis. 2. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions. A region on either side of the abdomen beneath the cartilages of the false ribs, beside the epigastric, and above the lumbar, region. Origin: Gr. Affocated in the hypochondrium: cf. F. Hypocondriaque, formerly spelt hypochondriaque. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypochondriac

hypochlorite
hypochlorites
hypochlorous
hypochlorous acid
hypochloruria
hypocholesteraemia
hypocholesteric
hypocholesterinaemia
hypocholesterolaemia
hypocholesterolemia
hypocholesterolemias
hypocholesterolemic
hypocholia
hypochondres
hypochondria
hypochondriac (current term)
hypochondriac region
hypochondriacal
hypochondriacal melancholia
hypochondriacal neurosis
hypochondriacally
hypochondriacism
hypochondriacisms
hypochondriack
hypochondriacs
hypochondrial reflex
hypochondrias
hypochondriases
hypochondriasis
hypochondriasm

Literary usage of Hypochondriac

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1. Textbook of insanity by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1905)
"In this, hypochondria differs from hypochondriac melancholia, in which the primary painful depression and the inhibition (with possible delusions of ..."

2. Library Notes by Addison Peale Russell (1875)
"... meridian of his powers, whose comic talents were unrivaled. Alas ! the comedian who kept crowded theatres in a roar was this poor hypochondriac himself! ..."

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